The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) is a division of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute and affiliated with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Service consists of seven fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons and provides all orthopaedic trauma coverage at Tampa General Hospital, the only American College of Surgeons designated Level 1 trauma center in West Central Florida, as well as at several other state designated level 2 trauma centers.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Service provides expert care for patients with severe musculoskeletal injuries, specializing in the care of fractures and fracture-related problems, including nonunions, malunions, post-traumatic arthritis, deformity correction, osteomyelitis, pelvis/hip reconstruction, and foot/ankle reconstruction.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Service has consistently offered one of the nation's premiere fellowships in orthopaedic trauma for more than thirty years. Areas of emphasis include clinical management, technical excellence, education, research, and continuous quality improvement.
Goals & Characteristics:
Now in it's thirty-fourth (34) year, this program based at Tampa General Hospital, is staffed by seven (7) fellowship trained orthopaedic traumatologists. The focus is on the multi-disciplinary care of the poly-traumatized patient, and offers the successful applicant exposure to both adult and pediatric acute and reconstructive trauma training. The program covers the West/Gulf Coast of Florida (seven helicopters) and receives approximately 300 trauma admissions per month with 85% having associated blunt musculoskeletal trauma. Attendings include Drs. David Donohue, Anthony Infante, Benjamin Maxson, Hassan Mir, Roy Sanders, Anjan Shah, and David Watson. A high volume of pelvic/acetabular, complex peri-articular, malunion and nonunion cases stressing the importance of soft tissue reconstruction and total patient care, provides the foundation of this Fellowship. Fellows are sent to the OTA Annual Meeting, the OTA Fellows Course, and a Pelvic/Acetabular Course of their choice. Trauma fellows play an integral role in the daily function of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service, working in concert with the faculty, residents and mid-levels (ARNP/PA) to develop the confidence to independently manage peri-operative issues related to the orthopaedic trauma patient. Evidenced based learning is provided through twice weekly fracture conferences and core lecture series, monthly M/M rounds, research meetings, and journal clubs. The applicant is expected to complete at least one publishable research project to be presented at the OTA annual meeting by the end of the fellowship year. Our goal is to offer the applicant a wealth of clinical and research material for the development of a career in Orthopaedic Traumatology.
This fellowship is not ACGME accredited.
This fellowship is approved and accredited by the OTA and participates in the annual Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Match (SF-Match).
For more detailed information, please review our fellowship website at ots1.com.